I’ve never had any luck with Fedora Core. The latest version, 8, wouldn’t even get past the disk partitioning screen for me. There’s a reason why I’m an Ubuntu devotee — after all, it managed to install itself quickly and easily with no stupid questions and worked flawlessly from the start.
Last time I ran Fedora it was on a set of 4 Dell desktops. I started with 4 and later tried 5. There was something wrong with the SATA driver and the hard drives would forget their data after about two weeks on average. After reinstalling two or three times on each machine I ended up switching to Ubuntu. No problems at all after that, although I did really want a “Fedora Core killed my family” shirt. Too bad they don’t exist.
So, it looks like the Linux port of client/server development will still be on Ubuntu.
If you can’t run reliably on Dell hardware it’s time for you to go home.